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Youth Suicide Prevention - New Training Module in Hour Zero Online

September is Suicide Prevention MonthSuicide is the second leading cause of death among young people.  SIA and Hour-Zero have launched a new training module to help school staff address the growing concerns of youth suicide.  This module is now available to all SIA members who have enrolled in HZ OnlineHZ Online is provided at no cost to SIA Members.  To enroll your district, please contact Jennifer McCain at

Article: Security is not Safety

Security is not Safety; America's Urgent Need to Transform School Culture to Stop Violence by: Rick Phillips, MS. Ed of Community Matters.

Title IX and Sex Discrimination

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Misconduct in Schools - Training
Active Shooter Preparedness Resources

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Because of this, individuals must be prepared to deal with an active shooter situation before law enforcement officer arrive on the scene.

School Parade Participation Guidelines

Student participation in school parades is a long standing tradition, which can vary from marching bands to a group of walking students and/or staff to the parading of homecoming queens and kings and student constructed floats.  While parades serve as an important community event and inspirational activity for students, it is very important to recognize the risks associated with this type of event.

Lead Testing of Drinking Water in California Schools

In an effort to further safeguard California's water quality, K-12 schools in the state can receive free testing for lead.  

Resources for Supporting Transgender Students

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights have jointly released a “Dear Colleague” letter and a document titled “Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students.

Indoor Air Quality Protocol

Recommended protocol for responding to environmental concerns and indoor air quality issues.